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By Stephen S. Fugita, Marilyn Fernandez

ISBN-10: 0295983809

ISBN-13: 9780295983806

"Altered Lives, Enduring neighborhood" examines the long term results on jap american citizens in their global battle II reports: compelled removing from their Pacific Coast houses, incarceration in desolate executive camps, and supreme resettlement. As a part of Seattle's Densho: eastern American Legacy venture, the authors accumulated interviews and survey information from eastern americans now residing in King County, Washington, who have been imprisoned in the course of international warfare II. Their clear-eyed, usually poignant account offers the modern, post-redress views of former incarcerees on their reviews and the results for his or her lifestyles direction. utilizing descriptive fabric that personalizes and contextualizes the information, the authors convey how prewar socioeconomic networks and the explicit features of the incarceration event affected eastern American readjustment within the postwar period. issues explored contain the consequences of incarceration and resettlement on social relationships and neighborhood constitution, academic and occupational trajectories, marriage and childbearing, and armed forces carrier and draft resistance. the results of preliminary resettlement position and spiritual orientation also are tested.

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The majority of Nisei spent almost eight years in japanese Language School. Classes were usually an hour and a half every weekday after a full day of public school classes. Rather than spend the additional time in yet another classroom, most of the Nisei, especially the boys. would have strongly preferred to have spent the time playing sports or participating in other '~erican" after-school activities. However, their Issei parents felt that they should not only learn the Issei's native tongue but also japanese etiquette and moral values.

Gossip traveled rapidly, and parents were quick to rein in their errant children lest the family name be besmirched. In many ways, for the Issei, their primary group ways of relating extended to secondary groups. , Miyamoto 1984,40-42). Education oj the Seattle Nisei Mainstream education. Most Nisei children attended public schools in the neighborhood. Many vividly remember the strict tutelage of a particular principal, beloved Ada Mahon, first at Main Street School at Sixth and Main and later at nearby Bailey Gatzert School.

2%) among our respondents even though we did not stratify our sample selection by gender. This serendipitous outcome allowed more precise cross-gender comparisons. 8 years. They ranged in age from 57 to 90. 1%) at the time they were surveyed. 5%). 5% said that they had no religious faith. Time inJapan, In order to better gauge how much experience survey respondents had had living in Japan before World War II, we asked whether they had lived there before World War II and how old they were when they left Japan and came back to the United States.

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